Surgically Assisted Maxillary Expansion: Upper Jaw Expansion Surgery

Occasionally, a 2 Stage Surgical Approach may be needed if the upper jaw requires expansion.  In these cases, a procedure called “Surgically Assisted Rapid Maxillary Expansion” may need to be done as a first stage surgery, then the 2 jaw surgery as a second stage procedure usually 12 months later after a period of orthodontic treatment.